Using Online Short Stories to Promote Students’ Reading Habit
- 10.2991/assehr.k.200306.025How to use a DOI?
- reading, reading habit, Reading comprehension, short story
Online short story is one of English reading materials that can be obtained widely to promote students’ reading habit. This research aimed to observe the use of online short stories in promoting reading habit for EFL students. A classroom action research was conducted in a Reading Comprehension course for one semester. The participants of this research were 24 freshmen who majored in English Education department enrolled at a university in West Sumatera, Indonesia. The data were collected from classroom observations, interviews, and students’ comprehension test. During the observation, the participants were asked to keep a reading journal and share with the researcher in the interviews. In addition, a reading comprehension test with some open-ended questions was also administered to the participants to obtain supplemental data. The data from classroom observations and interviews show that the participants realized the importance of building a reading habit to improve their reading comprehension. Furthermore, the result from the data collection also shows that reading online short story promoted their reading habit and motivated them to read more.
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TY - CONF AU - Rahma Dania PY - 2020 DA - 2020/03/11 TI - Using Online Short Stories to Promote Students’ Reading Habit BT - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on English Language and Teaching (ICOELT 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 140 EP - 144 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200306.025 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200306.025 ID - Dania2020 ER -